The Waterford at Columbia

Offers Independent Living

24 Reviews
9370 Windsor Lake Blvd, Columbia, SC 29223
Call (800) 385-2527
The Waterford at Columbia (800) 385-2527

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Independent Living Reviews for The Waterford at Columbia

June 01, 2017

By james628023

I visited this facility

The Waterford was wonderful. It was outstanding on presentation and the showing of the place. I would recommend them. I was attracted with the three meals that they offered. Everything was excellent.

April 18, 2017

By Brenda132356

I visited this facility

I liked The Waterford of Columbia. They had a lot of patients. Their apartments were very nice. They had a game room, a library, a dining area, an outdoor patio, and independent living, which was what I liked. They had three meals a day, so you wouldn't have to do any cooking if you did not want to. The person who assisted me during the visit was very nice and very professional.

August 17, 2016

By Jan044656

I visited this facility

The Waterford at Columbia had a nice variety of room styles available. The residents that we met were all very nice. The dining facility seemed first-rate and had different options like eating at different times during the day. We liked the location and the person who toured us around.

May 10, 2016


I am a friend or relative of a resident

My wife’s sister is very happy in The Waterford. My wife and I toured it and were very impressed with the size and activities. The dietary plan is very well laid out. The staff is great. She has a big one-bedroom with a fill bath, located very conveniently to the laundry and the elevator. We have eaten in the dining room, and the food is really good. She is just starting to sign up for the activities, of which they apparently have a lot, like bingo, arts and crafts, roller skating, and bowling. They also take them shopping once a week. I just think it is top notch.

November 24, 2015

By Anonymous113816750

I visited this facility

I visited The Waterford at Columbia, an independent living facility. I found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. It has a warm environment. It would be a place that I really would consider placing my mother, but right now, we are trying to maintain her residence. With regard to the activities, I found lots of things that she could have been engaged in and have interaction with other seniors.

November 15, 2015

By Anonymous107493850

I visited this facility

I was very impressed with The Waterford. They have studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms. It depends on what you’re looking for, but the few rooms that I looked at were very nice. I have tried the food, and it was quite good in an absolutely lovely dining area with waiter service. It was quite professional. It was a facility I would have loved to live in, but it was a little too overpriced for what I could manage right now. I absolutely recommend this place to others.

November 04, 2015

By Caring Daughter 012

I visited this facility

I enjoyed the hospitality of the workers at Waterford. My mother enjoyed the food. The rooms had enough space in them. The staff was very professional, very engaging, and gave great feedback on what they offered.

October 27, 2015

By Anonymous113108150

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother is in The Waterford at Columbia, and it is quite nice, clean, neat and well run. They have church services, Wii bowling, bingo, cards, and trips to places throughout the week. They have a shuttle bus that takes the folks to banks, pharmacies, and Wal-Mart. All the interactions we've had with the staff had been very good.

September 06, 2015

By Caring112396450

I visited this facility

The Waterford was more independent living than an assisted living. It was OK. They had not just rooms, but apartments too. I would recommend it if you do not need a lot of services because you had to hire your own nurses, but it was very impressive. They had a lovely lobby and a library, and it was in a very top scale place. It seemed to me like they had a good staff.

June 25, 2015

By E.Gebreamlak

I visited this facility

My grandparents were living in this facility until 6/25/2015 and moved due to Waterford's BED BUG INFESTION. We always thought the place was nice and clean, decent meals, nice staff. Please check with consumer affairs regarding this facility or any others for yourself or loved ones.

Provider Response

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and we are sorry for your experience. We take all feedback seriously and are committed to continuous quality service and care in a home-like environment. We will share your feedback with our management team.

April 24, 2015

By Cynthia45

I visited this facility

I toured Waterford at Columbia, and I was impressed with the overall atmosphere. The dining room was well presented and well lit. The staff presented a very caring attitude. They have their own bus, and they take them out for excursions or shopping. The management was very engaging. The living areas were nice and clean.

March 23, 2015

By Penry G.

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother has been living at the Waterford for 2 years, and we have had VERY few problems with anything. The staff is stellar and caring and friendly. We have never had any sort of issues with theft or abuse of ANY ANY kind. I HIGHLY recommend the Waterford for the independent living senior. The small kitchens are adequate enough to cook any meal, yet all meals are provided in a beautiful dining room. And if that is an issue, meals can be delivered to the rooms. My mom is in a studio apartment which she had painted to suit her desires (sage green, in fact). They have been accommodating and kind at every turn. Many social activities are offered--even live music in the dining room for Valentine's Day, for example. This is a NON medical facility, but many residents have aides who help them with their day to day living. My mother loves her housekeeper, who takes good care of the cleaning needs in her studio apt. The grounds are always pretty, and you often see a resident or two walking their little dogs around. I don't have too much negative to say at all. There are 3 people from my church alone now living there, and I am constantly recommending this place to friends. Check it out if you have a friend or relative who needs this sort of safe and friendly environment.

September 30, 2014

By Frank30

I visited this facility

Years ago we were at a meeting where we met the salesperson, and when we started looking for a facility, we called them and went over had lunch at The Waterford. They have nice things, but they’re all inside like apartments. It was spacious and had a full kitchen, but they didn’t have a washer and dryer in the units; you had to go to a laundry room. We only met the salesperson and she was nice. We ate in the dining room; the food was good, but there was complete silence. There was no interaction between the people that were eating; it was kind of strange. Its hallways weren’t nice and elegant, and they must improve on their decors. But we felt the place is safe.

March 31, 2014

By Caring80310150

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I found my sister a place to go. It’s an independent living situation. The rooms are quite large, and they're unfurnished. They serve three meals a day. They have a lot of activities going on. My sister likes to play bingo, and they take bus trips. Everybody seems to be really friendly. She likes it there, and that's important. I'm just glad she's safe now. She was not safe in her own home. I think everybody who lives at Waterford really likes being out there.

September 26, 2013

By SunnyMoon

I visited this facility

The Waterford at Columbia was my first choice. It was an elegant place and I was treated like royalty. I liked the people and the staff. Everybody was so friendly and open and any questions we had they were right there to answer. They were very knowledgeable about their facility. They had a lot of stuff going on. But it was not affordable for my mother.

June 28, 2012

By Edward2

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We have had holiday meals there, visits with grandma, drop-ins at the facility, and the atmosphere is always pleasant, and grandma loves it there. She enjoys the activities that the Waterford provides, such as trips to church, Wal-Mart for shopping, and other outings. The facility is very clean, the employees are always friendly and accommodating, and there is a sense of life within the Waterford. I've visited other facilities that seem to have the feel of people just waiting to die. Dark rooms, multiple beds in what has a hospital room feel - it's very depressing. The Waterford is lively, and there are multiple gathering areas, and the lunchroom and dinner area is very bright and vibrant. There are games to play and a workout room for the residents as well. If I could afford to put my own grandmother into such a nice place, and she was willing to go, the Waterford would be my first choice.
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Questions about The Waterford at Columbia

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at The Waterford at Columbia. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

We are a 55 and older community and our residents enjoy active lifestyles. We have all types of activities on site, including morning exercise, wine and cheese socials, outdoor activities and gardening, church services, bridge clubs and more!

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

We are located near the best shopping and dining experiences in Columbia.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at The Waterford at Columbia has organized?

We do weekly outings for shopping and dining at locations that are chosen by the residents.

What transportation services does The Waterford at Columbia offer to independent living residents?

We provide transportation for doctors appointments, shopping and dining trips, errands, etc.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Residents enjoy the library, game room, activity and event room, private dining areas, a patio and gardening area.

What safety features or security measures does The Waterford at Columbia offer to independent living residents?

We have 24 hour staff available.

Does The Waterford at Columbia work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?


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Services and Amenities of The Waterford at Columbia

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments


  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

About The Waterford at Columbia

Experience the utmost in Southern hospitality at The Waterford at Columbia. Our desired amenities and convenient services welcome residents to live a vibrant lifestyle that encourages independence with innovative recreational, educational, health and wellness programs. Our Independent Living community in Columbia, South Carolina, offers spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments in a comfortable environment with luxuries such as walk-in closets and full-sized appliances in some homes. From the thoughtfully designed floor plans to the world-class service and myriad recreational and social opportunities, residents may just find that we have thought of everything. Our community is rich in features that provide comfort and freedom without the hassles of cooking, cleaning and maintenance. Professional and courteous staff members are available 24 hours a day and can assist with transporting residents to some of the area’s numerous shopping, dining and entertainment options. Located between a major interstate and highway but surrounded by beautiful tall trees with a lake next door, the community allows easy access to medical facilities and pharmacies.

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